Army jawan killed in LoC firing by Pakistan: A senior official said that on Sunday an Army jawan was killed in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. They said that the cross-border firing was started in Shahpur and Kerni areas of Poonch at around 5.30 pm on Saturday and the firing continued intermittently all through the night.
J&K: Soldier killed in firing along LoC in Poonch
The officals also informed that Indian Army responded strongly but the fatalities suffered by Pakistan were not known immediately, the officials further added by saying that Pakistani troops used mortar and small arms to aim forward posts as well as the villages. The soldier was badly injured in the firing at around 4 am and was immediately moved to the military hospital for the detailed treatment, the officials said.
They said that the jawan passed away to his serious injuries, taking the number of Army personnel killed in the last four days to two. Also, on Thursday, a 24 year old rifleman Yash Paul lost his life in a firing without direct provocation by Pakistan Army along the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.
The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after the India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26, the tensions between both countries have been raised up and due to which borders have become a warzone from then. Every single day the news regarding Pakistan army firing on Indian Army camps and villages nearby borders have been all over the news.
The air strike by Indian Air Force was in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel, when an explosive loaded vehicle knocked against one of the CRPF jawans bus.
Along with the Army personnel, four civilians as well as three members of a family have been killed and leaving many injured as Pakistan, since then, has aimed dozens of villages in more than 125 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC.
The year 2018 observed the highest number of ceasefire violations that is 2,936 by the Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border. Pakistan is being continuing to violate the 2003 ceasefire contract with India in spite of many calls for restraint and adherence to the pact in the course of flag meetings in the middle of two sides.